Talbot County, Maryland

Emergency Services: 410-770-8160
Health Department: 410-819-5600



Testing Information

Talbot County COVID Testing Information
Talbot County Health Department Free Testing in Easton & St. Michaels – Tues, Thurs, and Fri in Easton (appointment required). Wed in St. Michaels.
Shore Regional Health Free Testing at Chesapeake College – Mon and Wed in Wye Mills. 
Maryland COVID Testing Frequently Asked Questions

Talbot County Contact Tracing Operation
CDC Guidance on Contact Tracing
Maryland Department of Health Guidance on Quarantine and Isolation
Talbot County Health Officer Contact Tracing Statement – October 23, 2020

MD COVID Alert Sign up now to be notified when you may have been exposed.


CURRENT STATUS: Talbot is vaccinating phase 1A and 1B.
Due to inadequate vaccine doses allocated by the state government to Talbot County Health Department in the week January 25, 2021, Talbot County will be unable to proceed to Phase 1C. Please note the health department is only given 1-2 days notice of its vaccine allocation for the upcoming week. The supply has been 600 doses/week which are fully distributed. This week’s allocation was substantially less than requested and insufficient to meet the current interest in our community.

For a list of the occupations and populations included in this phase 1B of the state’s vaccine plan, visit the Maryland covidLINK website.

There has been a very strong response to receiving the vaccine from the Talbot County community. This is great news for our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, demand exceeds supply. As supply increases, they stand ready to vaccinate more people.

If you work as emergency personnel or a licensed medical professional in Talbot County and have not yet scheduled your vaccination appointment, use this healthcare form to sign up now.

Phase 1B includes Talbot County residents aged 75 and older.
Interest form for residents 75 and older.

Phase 1B includes licensed childcare workers.
Interest form for Talbot County licensed childcare worker.

The next phase will be 1C. The Talbot County Health Department will announce when they are able to enter Phase 1C for adults age 65-74. 
Interest form for residents 65-74.

These interest forms are for planning purposes and help the health department gauge interest in the community. Only one submission is necessary. You WILL NOT receive an appointment after completing the survey. The health department will reach out when vaccine is available.

HEALTH OFFICER UPDATES – from Dr. Maria Maguire, acting health officer
     Statement following Gov. Hogan’s Press Conference on January 14, 2021
     COVID-19 Report to County Council (recording with slides January 12, 2021)
     COVID-19 Update on private sector call (recording January 12, 2021)
     Talbot County COVID Vaccine Information January 22, 2021

Useful Links
Talbot County Health Department Information Page
CDC Vaccine Resource Information

Maryland Department of Health COVID-19 website 

Local health departments are working under Maryland’s vaccine plan. Use this chart to see where you will fall into the state’s phased approach. 

Talbot County Department of Health will be providing COVID-19 vaccine according to the guidelines and priority groups outlined by the CDC and the Maryland Department of Health. Information will be posted here as available from the Talbot County Health Department.

At this time, the greatest limiting factor with distribution is the number of vaccinations supplied. Health department officials are eager to get more shots into more arms of those who want to be vaccinated. The vaccine is an important part of the recovery response to the global pandemic. 





The COVID-19 public health crisis is affecting every part of life in Talbot County. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. Your help is needed to keep our county open and safe for everyone. As the county proceeds through a state of recovery including distribution of the vaccine, the threat of the virus is not lessened so please continue to:

  • wear face masks in public,
  • put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household,
  • stay safe at home if you don’t have to travel away from home and avoid gatherings, and
  • cooperate with local contact tracers if one of them should call you.

As per Governor Hogan’s Order, Maryland returned to Stage 2 of the Roadmap to Recovery on November 20, 2020. While Maryland remains open for business at this time, the Governor has expressed concern about surging case and hospitalization numbers around the United States. He has urged Marylanders to recommit to the simple steps that keep our loved ones and neighbors safe, and help conserve vital health care resources. Read the full update here.


The Talbot County Council adopted an Emergency Declaration on March 16, 2020 after the Governor of Maryland declared a State of Emergency and the President of the United States issued a Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak. Talbot County swiftly convened an Operational Working Group made up of officials from the Talbot County Health Department, Talbot County Emergency Services, Talbot County Government, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, area law enforcement agencies, towns, and many other community partners.

The county transitioned into a Recovery Phase on June 30, 2020. This group continues to monitor and respond to the evolving situation. Updates are shared regularly with information affecting the citizens of Talbot County.

Community Partners

Anne Arundel Medical Center
Bay Hundred Senior Center
Brookletts Place The Talbot County Senior Center
Chesapeake College

Delmarva Community Transit

Easton Utilities
For All Seasons
Neighborhood Service Center
St. Michaels Community Center

Talbot County Courts

Talbot County Chamber of Commerce

Talbot County Department of Social Services
Talbot County Economic Development & Tourism
Talbot County Free Library
Talbot County Public Schools

Talbot Humane

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St. Michaels
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University of Maryland Extension

University of Maryland Shore Health System
YMCA of the Chesapeake

Emergency Services: 410-770-8160 | Health Department: 410-819-5600